Remgro’s continued generosity in helping unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled individuals in Stellenbosch obtain much needed skills in the job market, has led to 11 more graduates being trained in health and frail care at Bergzicht Training. Bergzicht Training is a Stellenbosch-based NGO that is dedicated to developing the skills of poor, unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled
At the beginning of each year for the last five years, Bergzicht Training has partnered with the Stellenbosch Municipality to train youth in Stellenbosch in sought after market required skills in child care, health and frail care and skills for the hospitality and tourism industries. These entry-level skills have helped many unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled
Bergzicht Training has partnered with Tasting Stellenbosch, a social development initiative of Stellenbosch Wine Route, to transfer much-needed skills required in the hospitality industry to the youth. Tasting Stellenbosch and Bergzicht Training will now work together to ensure that unemployed youth obtain essential skills for front of house and the kitchen during a 10-week programme presented by Bergzicht
For the last seven years Bergzicht Training Child Care Programme graduate, Erna Smith from Cloetesville, has played an instrumental role in helping the Serdyn family in Unie Park, Stellenbosch raise their three children – Pierre (7), Petrus (5) and little Rose (3). When mom, Rochelle, and Dad, PW, are at work, Erna fulfills the role
Gillian Aron (28) has been working as a carer at Andante Retirement Village in Kuils River for the last three years and the thing she enjoys most about her job, says the Eerste River resident, is when she sees a smile on a patient’s face as she walks through the door in the morning. “Just
Bergzicht Training, a skill development NGO in Stellenbosch, recently celebrated all it has achieved in nearly three decades of empowering unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled individuals with market-related skills. The organisation was established in 1992 and celebrates its 27thanniversary this year. The founder of Bergzicht Training, Ms Cecile Kotzé, as well as one of the first
In 2015, Devon Valley resident Chrisline Thomas, signed up for an iPOWER Self-Empowering Foundation Programme at Bergzicht Training with the aim of completing the Child Care (previously called Edu Care) Programme of the organisation. She had always dreamt of making a contribution to the education of preschoolers, but had instead followed another dream after school
Bergzicht Training, a skills development NGO based in Stellenbosch, has been providing at-home support to working parents in the Stellenbosch area and surrounds for the last 27 years by training child carers and nannies to fulfill a high demand for extra hands at home. However, says Bergzicht Training CEO, Renske Minnaar, not many people are
Thanks to a generous donation from the German political research foundation, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Bergzicht Training was recently able to produce a short video on how donors and volunteers, along with the Bergzicht team, are making an impact on impoverished communities by training poor, unemployed, unskilled or semi-skilled individuals from those communities.
Bergzicht Training recently said goodbye to its volunteer social worker and Stellenbosch resident, Annette Scott, who will be relocating to Cape Town. Annette has been volunteering her services at Bergzicht Training since 2015 by offering wellness support and mentorship to beneficiaries studying at the NGO as well graduates in their first few months of employment.